Alamy logo

European bee-eater(Merops apiaster) with a dragonfly in its beak.Hungry

European bee-eater(Merops apiaster) with a dragonfly in its beak.Hungry Stock Photo
Preview

Image details

Contributor:

Martin Harvey / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

CW2J0B

File size:

51.5 MB (1.9 MB Compressed download)

Releases:

Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?

Dimensions:

3465 x 5200 px | 29.3 x 44 cm | 11.6 x 17.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

4 June 2012

Location:

Hungry

More information:

Bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees wasps and hornets which are caught in the air. Before eating its meal, they remove the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It can consume 250 bees daily. Lizards and frogs are also taken. They nest communally in sandy banks preferably near river shores. Dist. Southern Europe, North Africa, Western Asia, tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

Save up to 70% with our image packs

Pre-pay for multiple images and download on demand.

View discounts